Roundup: Washington RB Jesse Callier out for season
Ugh – Washington running back Jesse Callier is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, reports Christian Caple. As a fifth-year senior, that is unfortunately the last we’ve seen from Callier in a Husky uniform.
David Lombardi of ESPN got Arizona wide receiver Austin Hill to break down his end of the Hail Mary (or “Hill Mary,” as Lombardi and I’m sure many others have called it) to win the game against Cal.
Oregon coaches say that Marcus Mariota is the best player in the nation. Biased? Yes. True? Hard to argue with them on that.
It was a rough one against BC, but Gary Klein writes that history favors USC against Oregon State. The Beavers haven't won at the Coliseum (the site of Saturday night's game between the two) since 1960.
This article is a little old, but please do check out the SLAM Magazine feature on Lia Galdeira of Washington State women’s basketball fame. Great in-depth piece chronicling her journey to Wazzu and quest to become the first Hawaiian in the WNBA.
Because it’s such a veteran unit, the Oregon State defense is able to make in-game adjustments on the fly and see immediate results. Case in point? The San Diego State game, where the Aztecs marched right down the field on the first drive and scored a TD but did not put up any more points the rest of the game (props to Gina Mizell for the link).
Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans feature Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici as part of their Inside Read for Sports Illustrated. It’s buried underneath a lengthy-ish Jameis Winston story, but easy enough to scroll down to.
Kevin Gemmell discusses what has gotten Utah off to a 3-0 start in 2014. Special teams for the Utes have been baller.
Jon Wilner grades Cal’s loss to Arizona. A “B-“ for the bunch. As Wilner says, I’m sure nobody donning Cal colors is talking about a moral victory after losing on a Hail Mary, but there were plenty of signs of encouragement.
Tom Kensler of the Denver Post features Colorado linebacker Brady Daigh, who is also quite the special teams player. He was pressed back into linebacker duties when Addison Gillam was sidelined with concussion-like symptoms against Hawai'i.
UCLA fullback Nate Iese talks to Jack Wang about his increased role in the offensive game plan this year.
Let’s learn some defensive back skills with Stanford cornerback Alex Carter.